News Story

News Story

AVR, CRTC
September 1, 2015
by David Farrell

The CRTC has issued a call for applications to serve Aboriginal communitiers in five Canadian cities. The status of the licences already held by Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. gets murkier by the day.

Catharine Saxberg, SOCAN
September 1, 2015
by FYI Staff

Canada’s songwriters and composers continue to build on success around the world, enjoying an overall increase of eight percent in international revenues over the previous year, according to data collected by SOCAN.

Gordie Johnson, Big Sugar
September 1, 2015
by FYI Staff

It took a surgeon to get Gordie Johnson back in the game, but Big Sugar is back in one piece and ready to launch a new album and a cross-Canada tour.

Arkells
September 1, 2015
by FYI Staff

Hamilton's hard-working Arkells' continue the winning streak earned with their Juno-winning High Noon album. A new video, single, and tour come on the heels of the band earning its first certified Gold sales success.

MTV VMAs, Taylor Swift
August 31, 2015
by FYI Staff

This year's MTV Music Video Awards was an unbeatable circus with Justin in tears, Kanye announcing his bid for presidency, and Miley popping a nipple.

Duncan McKie, FACTOR
August 31, 2015
by FYI Staff

FACTOR received 4,611 applications in the past year, offered funding to 2,463 and paid out over $16.5-million in loans and grants.

August 31, 2015
by Harvey Brooks

Bassist Harvey Brooks played on Michael Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Steve Stills' Super Session, was a key member of the Electric Flag and in the following story he recounts working with Bob Dylan...

Tony Turner
August 31, 2015
by David Farrell

Close to 400,000 people have now viewed "Harperman," a ham-fisted, corny rant against the Conservative agenda by outed federal employee and Ottawa folk-singer Tony Turner.

Adele
August 31, 2015
by David Farrell

Adele’s follow-up to 21 is reportedly set to go on November 25th. Top producers and songwriters including Max Martin, Danger Mouse, and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder are on-board for 25—the singer's 3rd studio LP.

Jay Douglas, Drake
August 31, 2015
by Kerry Doole

Vocalist/bandleader Jay Douglas, drummer Everton 'Pablo' Paul, and keyboardist/producer Bernie Pitters were inducted in a ceremony at the CNE this past weekend.

Justin Bieber What Do You Mean
August 31, 2015
by David Farrell

The 21 year-old Canadian sensation released a new single Friday, the tropical-tinged "What Do You Mean?", and by Sunday it had topped the charts in 82 countries...

August 31, 2015
by FYI Staff

Music Business Worldwide has a new venture with Business Insider, which boasts a bigger online readership than The Washington Post, Bloomberg, or The Wall Street Journal.